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Small child, suffering from fever, dark brown stools with mucus. Taking paracetamol. Cure?

My 1yr and 9 month old daughter who is suffering from fever for two days on sat and sunday we gave paracetamol every 6 hrs and on monday she was normal so we stopped paracetamol, but from tuesday morning she started having fever she is now under paracetamol but from evening onwards her motion is little mucus with dark brown colour.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Dark brown stools can be suggestive of gastrointestinal bleeding or infection .
Since your child is having persistent fever despite paracetamol therapy it needs to be investigated so that diagnosis can be confirmed and appropriate treatment ( antibiotics course etc ) can be started .
Please take your child to a pediatrician for a thorough evaluation promptly and avoid use of paracetamol without prescription as the dose should be calculated as per weight and age by a doctor to avoid sideeffects like liver damage.
Meanwhile make sure to give your child plenty of water and a multivitamin and zinc supplement and probiotics to ensure faster recovery.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
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